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How the mind sees the world

From aardvark to zyzzyva, the world we live in is rich and complex. How is this diversity of objects represented in the human mind? Through an experimental and computational tour de force, Hebart et al. show that people share a mental representation of objects based on a small number of meaningful dimensions.

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Riesenhuber, M. How the mind sees the world. Nat Hum Behav 4, 1100–1101 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41562-020-00973-x

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